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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or two
Budget Range: 600-750
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, >>>>>>Word Processing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: From Scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (educational discount possible)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon, open to others
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Parts Preferences: Intel (open to AMD)
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, but open if someone thinks it's a good idea in this budget for some reason
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'd like decent performance on most games, doesn't need to run something like Crysis on Ultra but I'd like Ultra w/o AA on most games. Looking at SC2, LoL, WoW, and BF3. Need to buy keyboard/mouse as well.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer sucks and I'm on a budget.
Bump, could anyone give me advice on a build that's around 700$?
OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse included, looking at mostly the i3 and Phenom II x4 965 BE
for cpu and 8gb of Ram. Other then that, the graphics card is a priority. I'd sacrifice on the storage if need be.